Plural endings for feminine nouns

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Most take -(e)n

Most feminine nouns take the plural ending -(e)n. This applies to all nouns ending in -e, -ei, -heit, -ion, -keit, -schaft, -tät, -ung or -ur:

-(e)n 
die Blume – die Blumen
die Bäckerei – die Bäckereien
die Tasche – die Taschen
die Zeitung – die Zeitungen

In addition, there are two more commonly used endings with feminine nouns:

-e + → This ending applies to many feminine nouns consisting umlaut of one syllable:
die Frucht – die Früchte die Hand – die Hände
die Nacht – die Nächte die Stadt – die Städte

-nen → Female nouns with the ending -in add -nen:
die Freundin → die Freundinnen

Other endings
A few feminine nouns only add an umlaut to their plural forms. The most important are:
die Mutter → die Mütter and die Tochter → die Töchter.